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How to put iPad Air 3 or iPad Air 2 in DFU recovery mode

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1. How to put iPad Air 3 or iPad Air 2 into DFU recovery mode
2. How to remove iPad Air 3 or iPad Air 2 from DFU recovery mode

If you have an iPad Air, regardless of whether it is the 3 or the previous model, at some point the circumstance may arise that we need to put it in DFU mode to perform some actions, among which the device is factory reset ..

What is DFU mode on iPad?
DFU mode could be defined as an iPad firmware update mode. This mode will allow you to manage your iPad from iTunes without the need for iOS to boot. When the device is in this mode, the screen turns black and an image of a PC and a cable appears.

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What is DFU mode on iPad for?
  • Install custom firmware.
  • Modify the firmware.
  • Modify the iOS version.
  • Restore an iPad to factory settings

For this reason in this tutorial of TechnoWikis we will explain how to put your iPad Air 3 or iPad Air 2 in DFU recovery mode step by step.

For this you will have to follow the steps that you will see in the following tutorial with video that we leave you below:

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1. How to put iPad Air 3 or iPad Air 2 into DFU recovery mode


To put the iPad Air 3 or iPad Air 2 in DFU recovery mode you have to perform the following process that we detail below:
Step 1

First you have to turn off the iPad. In this link we show you how:
Step 2

Connect your iPad Air to a PC with an open iTunes via USB cable. Press and hold the Power and Home buttons simultaneously. When the Apple logo apple appears, keep pressing.


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Step 3

The iPad recovery mode will appear on the iTunes screen and here we have 2 options: Update the iPad or Restore it to the initial settings.


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2. How to remove iPad Air 3 or iPad Air 2 from DFU recovery mode


To exit DFU mode the steps you have to do are the following on your iPad.
Step 1

Press the "Volume up" key with one tap.


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Step 2

Then, press the “Volume down” key with one touch.


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Step 3

Finally, press and hold the "Power" key until the apple logo appears. The iPad will restart and exit DFU mode.


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It will be that simple to set or exit DFU mode on Apple iPad Air 3 or iPad Air 2..


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II. How to Enter iPad DFU Mode
III. How to get out of iPad DFU mode?
1. How to enter iPad Pro DFU mode (without home button)?
2. How to put an iPad in DFU mode (with home button)?

II. How to Enter iPad DFU Mode

To enter and exit DFU mode, the procedure varies depending on your iPad model. There are two methods: the first is suitable for iPad Pros without a Home button, the second for iPads with a Home button.

Note that this operation will erase all your data. It is therefore important to have a recent backup in order to be able to restore it later.

1. How to enter iPad Pro DFU mode (without home button)?

If you have an iPad pro without a Home button, here are the steps to enter DFU mode:

  • Connect your iPad Pro to your computer via a USB cable, then launch iTunes.
  • Briefly press the volume up button on your tablet. Then short press the volume down button.
  • Press and hold the side (Power) button until you can turn off your iPad (“Power off” bar). Then release the button and turn off your iPad.
  • Press and hold the Power button for 3 seconds. While holding down the Power button, also press the Volume Down button for 10 seconds.
  • Then release the Power button but press and hold the Volume Down button for another 5 seconds. Following this, your iPad screen should remain black, which means it has successfully entered DFU mode.

Warning: if your screen displays the Apple or iTunes logo, it means that your iPad is in recovery mode and not in DFU mode.

As soon as your device is in DFU mode, you can restore or update it with iTunes.

2. How to put an iPad in DFU mode (with home button)?

If your iPad has a Home button, here's how:

  • Connect your tablet to your computer using a USB cable, then open iTunes.
  • Press the Power button and the Home button on your tablet for 5 seconds.
  • Release the Power button while pressing and holding the Home button for 10 seconds.

III. How to get out of iPad DFU mode?

There may be times when an iPad gets stuck in DFU mode and won't turn on. In this case, you can no longer use it and nothing seems to be able to get it out of this state.

Fortunately, there are 3 solutions to get an iPad out of DFU mode.

  • If the screen is still completely black, your iPad is in DFU mode. You can then restore or update it with iTunes.

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